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Cristhian José Castro Artavia
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Cristhian José Castro Artavia

Orthopedics and Traumatology
Hand Surgery
Patient Demographics: Children, Adult, Eldery
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Medical conditions (28)

Elbow fracture
Fractured hand
Fractured shoulder
Fractured wrist
Nerve compression
Arthritis
Bowed legs
Bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Femur fracture
Flat foot
Forearm fracture
Fractured ankle
Fractured bone
Fractured fingers
Fractured foot
Fractured hip
Fractured knee
Fractured leg
Injuries to the muscles of the arm, hand, foot
Lumbar disc hernia
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Nerve wounds
Quervain Tendinitis
Scoliosis/Kyphosis
Sprain
Stretched ligaments
Trauma rotator cuff
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General Info

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. January 2003
  • Doctor and Surgery. Universidad Autónoma de Centro América - Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Medicas. San José. January 1997
Fellowships
  • Superior Member, Microsurgery and NeuroOrthopedics Unit at Vall D'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona Spain

Courses
  • Course: AO Trauma. Handling of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures. November, 2011

  • Course: AO Trauma. Surgical Treatment of Fractures. Mexico, September, 2011

  • Course: Extreme Fractures. June 2012

  • Course: Hand AO Surgery. Venezuela, May 2012

  • First Course of Hip Surgical Pathology. Costa Rica, August 2011

Trainings
  • Hospital Rotation

    MAZ Hospital, Zaragoza Spain

  • Hospital Rotation

    AO at Trauma and Orthopedics Hospital in Lomas Verdes, Mexico

  • Hospital Rotation

    Hand Institute, Virgen de la Torre Hospital. Madrid Spain

  • Hospital Rotation

    Trauma, Hand Surgery and Reconstruction Service, St. Vinzenz-Hospital. Cologne Germany

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED5206 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • Member: Costa Rican Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, since 2004
  • Latin American Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • International Affiliate Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, since 2009
  • Member: AO Trauma Latin America
Positions
  • Award: Graduated with Cum Laude Probatus Distinction - MD (UACA) 1997
  • Award: Graduated with Honors - Orthopedics (UCR) 2003
  • Award: 1st Place for Freelance Research, "Técnica de Hastings para manejo de la Fractura Luxaciones de la IFP". XV National Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Costa Rica, September 2011
  • Assistant of Surgery Course, Orthopaedics Section - Universidad Iberoamericana, since 2002
  • Professor of Surgery Course, Orthopaedics Section. 2004-2009
  • Professor of Surgery at the Orthopaedics Section - UCIMED, since 2010
  • Secretary of Board of Directors at Costa Rican Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2009-2011
  • Director and Speaker: 1st International Course of Hand Surgery. Costa Rica, April 2011
  • Speaker: Costa Rican Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Congress. "Efficiency of Shoulder Arthroscopy Ultrasound", 2001
  • Presenter: Refresher Course: No Traumatic Emergencies in Surgery, Costa Rican College of Surgeons, June 2005
  • Speaker: XIV National Congress of Orthopaedics and Traumatology "Dr Pierre Aime Jacques", Focused on Complications and Consequences of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Speaker: LXVI National Medical Congress, Costa Rica, November 2004
  • Speaker: VI International Congress of Medicine, November 2004
  • Speaker; III National Medical Congress by Video Conference, November 2004
  • Speaker: XIV National Pre-congress of Ortopaedics and Traumatology "Dr Aime Jacques Pierre", Focused on Handling of Fractures in Geriatrics, September 2010
  • Speaker: XIII Congress of Ortopaedics and Traumatology "Dr Eduardo Spesny Betik", October 2009
Publications
  • Manual de Cirugía Ortopedica y Traumatologia, SECOT. 2° Edicion, 2010. Editorial Panamericana.
  • Pie plano Rígido: Coalición Tarsal. Acta Ortopédica Costarricense; Vol 3, Nº2 Abril-Junio, 2004 pag 15-18.
  • Disrupción del Pubis durante el Parto Vaginal Acta Ortopédica Costarricense; Vol 4 , Nº2 Abril-Junio, 2005 pag 5-9.
  • Coautor de RPI: Libro de Repaso Pre-internado con preguntas, respuestas, temas clave y recursos bibliográficos/ Juan Ignacio Padilla Cuadra y Edgar Izquierdo Sandí, comp.- San José, C.R.: Editorial UNIBE, 2001, pp: 110 y 113. 11